No St. Louis resident likes to be accused of wrongdoing. Most times, when a person is accused of doing something improper, the situation can be corrected relatively quickly and easily. In other cases, however, the situation can escalate into something much more serious.
Recently, this blog discussed how seemingly minor incidents involving computers can turn into serious allegations of internet crime. In these incidents, federal, state and local entities can become involved in investigating the allegations. This includes the FBI, which often gets involved when allegations of computer crime are raised.
Once a basic allegation against a person spirals into a major investigation involving federal and state authorities, the individual at the center of the investigation needs to know how to respond. Sometimes, the individual may be aware of the investigation and can respond before criminal charges are filed. In other cases, the person may not know anything until the charges are filed, in which case the criminal matter has already commenced and the person needs to respond.
In any event, it is vital to formulate an effective criminal defense to the allegations, no matter what stage the investigation may be at when the person learns of it. The best criminal defense will depend on the circumstances of the particular case, including the nature of the allegations, the stage of the investigation and the options that are on the table.
We represent many clients who find themselves at the heart of a serious federal or state investigation involving allegations of internet crime. Our firm advocates on behalf of our clients, no matter what stage the case may be at. We can evaluate the allegations and determine what defenses may be appropriate in a particular case. For more information about our firm's representation, please visit our page on internet crime.